Food Blogger Camp 2011


I always say that the best way to learn is to do it while vacationing with friends…preferably with a pina colada in hand, lounging on a hammock and lazily gazing at the crashing ocean waves.

If only college was like this.

Well, if you’re a food blogger, come join our 3rd annual Food Blogger Camp! This year, instead of the Bahamas, Ixtapa Mexico, this year we’re headed to Riviera Maya in Mexico at the Grand Velas resort.

Food Blogger Camp 2011 Sessions

Jaden Hair from Steamy Kitchen – Two sessions on The Business of Blogging: How to develop a personal brand around yourself and your blog & monetization strategies

David Lebovitz from David Lebovitz – What’s my Blog About? How to break out from the crowd and get noticed

Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes – Build traffic while building the blog of your dreams

Adam Pearson from Adam Pearson – Food Styling: Learn the greatest hits of food styling

Matt Armendariz from Matt Bites– Food Photography- Learn how to photograph styled food and yes, bring your camera!

Diane Cu & Todd  Porter from White On Rice Couple – Food Photography – Understand light and how to use it (hands-on workshop photographing on resort)

Diane Cu & Todd  Porter from White On Rice Couple – Food Photography – Capturing your food story from a storytelling, lifestyle or photojournalistic perspective (hands-on workshop photographing chefs and food)

And plenty of food demonstrations, wine and tequila tastings by resort Chefs

Read the full schedule of Food Blogger Camp Agenda.

Read Bios of the presenters & Speakers.

Complete info at

How to Sign Up: All Info can be found on

  • Food Blogger Camp Tuition is $1200 (based on double occupancy), covers the all-inclusive stay, activities, gourmet meals, alcohol/beverages and seminars.
  • All bloggers interested in attending the camp should complete a brief application.
  • Those who wish to bring a guest will receive the $1200 food blogger rate.
  • The camp runs five days, four nights, January 5-9, 2011 at the luxurious and all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico (close to Playa del Carmen).
  • Prices are based on double occupancy. Bloggers traveling alone find a roommate. Price is all inclusive – room, meals, activities, seminars, beverages, alcohol.

You can read about the last Food Blogger Camp from January here. And if you have any questions please make sure to visit the website!

Read about our past Food Blogger Camp adventures

2010: Food Blogger Camp in Ixtapa

Moments that Matter (Steamy Kitchen)
Food Blogger Camp: sad goodbyes (White On Rice)
Food Blog Camp (Michael Ruhlman)
Camp Tips & Insights (FoodWoolf)
Matt’s Top 10 Moments (Matt Bites)
Great Round-Up of Workshops (Recipe Girl)
Ixtapa Nights – (Good Food Stories )
Food Blogger Camp Re-Cap (Wasabimom)
Food Blogger Camp, Part 1 (David Lebovitz)
Food Blogger Camp, Part 2 (David Lebovitz)
All I Got From Food Blogger Camp… (Steamy Kitchen)
Food Writing, Photography & Styling Tips (worc)
Food Photography, Getting a Cookbook Deal & Zihua Market (worc)
Food Blogger Camp at Club Med Ixtapa (Dianasaur Dishes)
Clicking the Mental Refresh Button in Ixtapa (Foodspiration)
Food Styling with Adam Pearson (FoodSpiration)
Food Blogger Camp Part Uno (A Beach Home Companion)
Food Blogger Camp Part Dos (A Beach Home Companion)
Food Blogger Camp Part Tres (A Beach Home Companion)
Kickin’ It at Food Blogger Camp (Dianne Jacob)
Food Blogger Camp Tips & Insights (Dianne Jacob)
Sensuous Writing with Corn Pops (Dianne Jacob)
Eating in Paradise (Frantastic Food)
Sunset (Frantastic Food)
A Day at the Beach (Frantastic Food)
And He Said, “Let there be light” (Frantastic Food)
Constants (and Tequila) (Vanilla Garlic)
Zihuatanejo Market: A Short Tour (Vanilla Garlic)
Food Blog Camp Flickr Pool (Photos)

2009: Food Blogger Camp in Bahamas

From Jaden of Steamy Kitchen:
My blog will be heavier
What happens in the Bahamas stays in the Bahamas
When the chef’s fish shipment doesn’t arrive
Here fishy fishy
Stephanie Izard’s Steamed mussel and fennel escabeche (recipe)
Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze (recipe)
Dr. BBQ’s Coffee Crusted Pork Tenderloin (recipe)
Club Med Ixtapa: A Week of Gluttony
Club Med Ixtapa: Salsa Mexicana and Guacamole
Club Med Ixtapa: Grilled Fish Tacos with Roasted Corn and Pepitas (recipe)
Club Med Punta Cana
Club Med Punta Cana (family vacation)
Club Med Ixtapa: The Hotness Will Blind You

From Elise of Simply Recipes
Elise’s Club Med Bahamas photos
Chef Sean Bernal’s Sweet Potato Mash with Mint (recipe)

From Diane of White on Rice Couple:
Bahama Mama Cocktail (recipe)
Photoshoot crazy
Blogger pics and mango gazpacho recipe (recipe)
Fish and Cockburn Town
Green Flash Cocktail (recipe)
Deep sea fishing

From Matt of Matt Bites:
Walking around Cockburn Town, Bahamas
A Lebovitz Isle
Tan and Happy
Catching dinner in the Bahamas (video)

From David Lebovitz:
Coasting la Cote
Blogger Boules
The ones that didn’t get away
With Sprinkles on top
J’adore the beach!

From Deb of Smitten Kitchen:
Columbus Isle Bahamas

From Top Chef Stephanie Izard:
Club Med Chef Invasion!

From Steve-Anna Stephens:
Club Med Bahamas

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Comments 17

  1. Dee

    Darn it! I knew I should start posting my scribbles sooner…ach, well, I’ll have to continue living vicariously a little while longer, then. ;p

  2. Alejandra

    Oooh blast!! I SO wanted to go this year, but that’s the weekend I’m getting married so I’ll be otherwise occupied. I’ll have to hold until 2011.

  3. Kim in MD

    That’s it…time to start a food blog so I don’t miss out on anymore of the fun you have! 🙂 Have fun, Jaden!

  4. Cookin Canuck

    Wow, this sounds like the ideal mix of learning and fun. I would love to be able to swing this.

    Ha! Just realized the first full day of the workshop takes place on my 40th birthday. Some cocktails would definitely be involved.

  5. Katy

    I just got back from Grand Velas and you are in for quite a treat. Along with what is sure to be an incredible blogger camp, the resort is first-class and they don’t miss a beat. So tempted to hop back on the plane.

  6. Melanie Flinn

    Sounds fabulous and exactly what I need. Not sure I’d be able to pull it off but maybe there will be some more conferences in the states soon? I am glad there are talented people who organize things like this- thanks!

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  8. tata photon plus

    Good article and right to the point. I don’t know if this is in fact the best place to ask but do you guys have any thoughts on where to hire some professional writers? Thx 🙂

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